(October 2, 2012. Brawley) The Brawley City Council approved a request by the residents of the Ridge Park Subdivision to rename Ridge Park to Capt. Scott Pace Memorial Park Tuesday night at their regular meeting.
Richard Rubio, Interim Director of Parks and Recreation addressed the City Council.
â€œIn July, Ridge Park resident Marlene Currier presented the Parks and Recreation Commission a letter requesting that Ridge Park be renamed to honor Â Capt. Scott Pace along with the signatures of 30 residents of the Ridge Park Subdivision,â€ said Rubio. Parks and Rec also supports these recommendations as part of a grateful community to honor Capt. Scott Pace and his family. Scottie was an incredible young man and a brave warrior. He gave his life protecting his fellow soldiers. This gesture on the Cityâ€™s behalf would honor one of Brawleyâ€™s finest who left us way too early. Approval of this request would be a demonstration of the gratitude the community holds towards his parents, Pat and Kathy, and his siblings, Ricky and Brooke.â€
â€œWe want to honor Capt. Scott Pace, Brawleyâ€™s hometown American hero,â€ said Marlene Currier. â€œThis park with Scottâ€™s name will allow future generations to always remember his legacy as a young man who possessed integrity, courage, and a true passion in always helping his fellow Americans.â€
The residents of the Ridge Park community have offered to pay for a new sign for the park. They ask that the sign be installed by the City.